British actress Joanna Lumley was in Amsterdam, Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 to greet eager shoppers at De Bijenkorf. De Bijenkorf is Holland’s version of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Luxury, luxury, luxury! Lumley and I even had a chance to pose for a personal photo together.
She is best known for her roles as “Patsy Stone” in the comedy TV series “Absolutely Fabulous”. Her character is a wise cracking alcoholic and druggie with a cruel sense of humor and splendor for shopping. “Absolutely Fabulous” aired in the UK and internationally from 1992 until 2012. The TV series has won 8 awards over the years, from the BAFTA’s, British Comedy Awards, to the Cable Ace Awards and International Emmy Awards. Most recently Lumley played opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”. De Bijenkorf hosted Lumley for the kick off of their three day mega sales event. It’s not everyday you get a chance o meet one of the world’s top female comedians. Just a few quotes from “Patsy Stone”: “Sweetie darling”, “The last mosquito that bit me had to book into the Betty Ford Clinic” “It’s been so long since I actually remember going to sleep instead of passing out.”